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Annual meeting shines light on 75th anniversary and community development

More than 250 people tuned in to hear Chamber CEO Bill Sproull interview Mark Cuban during the 2021 Annual Meeting, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. 

Attendees used the Chamber’s new on-line presentation and networking tool, Remo, to chat with virtual table-mates.

Bill and Mark chatted on the virtual Shark Tank set about Mark’s business successes from a kid selling garbage bags to billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner….and dozens of large and small businesses in between. Chair Stan Bradshaw said, "Especially in this year, it's refreshing to hear someone like Mark Cuban who sees opportunity all around him."

Stan Bradshaw, outgoing chairman of the board, served as master of ceremonies.

“It seems as if it was just a couple of months ago when we were at the Annual Meeting with George W. Bush looking forward to all we would accomplish in the coming year. It wasn’t QUITE what we expected. But I’m proud of what we did accomplish under less than optimal circumstances,” Stan said.

“Along with other small businesses, financial health was extremely important. I’m thankful to report that the chamber ended the year in even better financial shape than what we forecasted before the pandemic. Plus, our economic developments have continued, and Richardson gains big wins by CBRE and an Amazon fulfillment center. Plus, the community within the Richardson IQ continues to grow.”

Another highlight of the meeting was the celebration of the Chamber’s 75th anniversary.
Special thanks to all the sponsors who made the event possible: Blue Cross Blue Shield was the presenting sponsor.
Chairman's sponsors were Methodist Richardson Medical Center, the City of Richardson, and U.S. Freedom Capital.
VIP reception sponsors were Prosperity BankKDC Real Estate Development, Pillar Commercial, Fobare Commercial, and National Write Your Congressman.
Volunteer sponsors were Haynes Boone, Digital Realty, DFW Technology, State Farm and Reliable Chevrolet.
Virtual reception sponsors included Fujitsu, United Healthcare and Atmos Energy.
Chamber partners included Dallas College Richland Campus, Frost Bank, Golden Chick, Logotology, Oncor, Texadelphia, Alliance Architects, UT Dallas, Applied Concepts, Texas Instruments, Community Impact newspapers, Texas Bank and Trust, Texas Republic Bank, Argo, Advocare and Halff.


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